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Brandin Cooks is the fastest wideout at the Combine

Brandin Cooks

Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks makes a catch as he runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


While Clemson’s Sammy Watkins will be the first receiver taken, he wasn’t the fastest on Sunday.

That honor belongs to Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks, who ran a 4.33-second 40-yard dash to lead all receivers at the Scouting Combine.

Pittsburg State’s John Brown was the next man up with a 4.34, and they were the only two to break the 4.4 barrier, after times were adjusted back and the “official” times were tabulated.

“For me, I’m a playmaker,” Cooks said during his interviews Saturday. “I’m able to create plays from nothing. Be able to catch a 3-yard ball, I’ll take it the distance. Those RAC yards, yards after the catch.

“Speed kills and I feel like that’s what I’m going to bring to the game.”

While he didn’t reach 4.24-second record of Titans running back Chris Johnson as the fastest in combine history, Cooks might have solidified a spot in the first round with his performance.